Nick Cannon Raves About Vegan Chicken

The rapper and television host shared his love for the vegan chicken drumsticks from North Carolina’s Veltree eatery.


American actor, rapper, and television host Nick Cannon recently raved about vegan chicken from Charlotte, NC-based vegan soul food eatery Veltree. In a video shared on Facebook, Cannon was seen eating takeout from the restaurant. “It tastes better than chicken; it feels better than chicken,” he said. “Veltree—they’re doing it. I haven’t had chicken in I don’t know how long. I got it now.” In addition to the vegan Chic’n Drumsticks that Cannon was referring to (which can also be ordered as a 10-piece bucket), Veltree offers menu items such as Chic’n and Waffles, Fried Krab Cakes, and Cheeze Beyond Burgers. Cannon—who was once married to singer Mariah Carey—adopted a healthier diet, which included eliminating chicken, pork, and processed foods, after being diagnosed with lupus in 2012.

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